Monday, July 25, 2016

Hello there, friend,

What you say about having time and space to be alone is true for me too. I need time for contemplation, to let my mind drift and wander. As I've taken some time off of work his summer, I've had more of that kind of time. I've journaled, taken notes, daydreamed. Life has slowed way down. The pressure has gone out. The lazy days of summer have set in.

Except that today I have to get back to work. I'm tentative about throwing myself all in again and getting overwhelmed, but I'm realizing that I have to take it one step at a time. A lot of the pressure I feel comes from within, these self-imposed deadlines that so often are meaningless. With or without them, everything gets done eventually.

A few weeks ago, I heard someone say that if you feel overwhelmed, you either need to take something off your plate or ask for help. I'm awful at both, but I'm working on it, offering myself grace and the freedom to say no.